20 Parent Reviews for Brooks College Prep Academy High School
Small class sizes, excellent and involved principal, diverse student body, challenging courses (including AP), plenty of activities/ sports, 100% college placement and safe environment. There are NO fights or gangs at this school, only scholars! Parental involvement is strong at Brooks esp through Brooks
... Read more Parents Club, which meets monthly. My child graduated from Skinner West Classical School (CPS)and is now a sophomore and is excelling. I feel comftable knowing he is safe when I drop him off everyday at Brooks. In the Spring, my son will travel overseas to Italy/Europe through Brooks travel abroad program. My son also participate in swimming and baseball. He has met a diverse group of friends from all over the city. I love that Brooks main focus us ACT preparation and getting every student into college with scholarships. I know we mafe the right decision by choosing Brooks. Attending Brooks College Prep is like attending a private school for free! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/05/13
My school is fantastic. The clubs are amazing and useful to the community. The school is cultural, diverse, and welcoming. The people are amazing. The staff really cares about you and strives to help you be the best you can be. They want you to succeed. I really love this school. I would recommend this
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Posted by a student on 10/20/13
Let me say that brooks is a fundamental / AMAZiNG school. I dont go there but i am applying their they are my first choice the open house i attended was just wondeful. They have remodled and it's looking very good they have a pond outisde the school it's a beautiful site to see and there school is well
... Read more organized and clean. There academics is excellent. They have 99% ready and prepared to graduate and go on to college is that cool or what. I hope i get accepcted well me and my twin. we both applied. if u are trying to find a good outstandnig high school brooks is the one. o and i LOVE their choir they all sound like angels ! GO BROOKS. :) the teachers there are awesome & cool. Read less
Posted by a other on 10/28/11
This is an amazing school! I have been challenged and learned so much. I am glad I was accepted to this school. I am have been accepted to Harvard College on the east coast and Duke University (amongst others). I have chosen Duke University and is excited to attend in the fall. The teachers are great
... Read more and they help you out if you need some extra help. I am going to miss Brooks College Prep. Read less
Posted by a student on 03/30/11
This is our second year in the Brooks family. I think that Dr. Brown, the teachers, and the rest of Brooks staff are doing a great job. My child's academic needs are being met. The teachers and curriculum is challenging. The extra curricular activities are getting better. My son feels very safe at this
... Read more school and I do not worry about him while he is there. Many improvements are being made to the campus. Such as a swimming pool, new gym, auditorium, bowling alley, and football field. We couldn't ask for a better school. This is a great school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/27/09
My child went to Brooks for four years and did not like the school. My response was this is a top ranked school, and it will be good for you. Ever since the new principal was hired, the school seems to be going down except in sports. You have very good teachers in place if they are allowed to teach,
... Read more and the rest need to come up to the task. I pulled my child out and transferred to another high school. At this time her grades have gotten better, and will graduate on schedule. My child has picked up on the subjects they fell behind in, and are on the right track. My heart fell Thanks go out to all that helped while my child was there. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/18/09
My two daughters attended this school there freshman, and sophmore year. Unfortunetly, we had moved because of my husbands job. This schools cirriculum is outstanding, and the teachers were very helpful to my childrens needs.
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Posted by a parent on 03/28/08
I am a current freshman at Brooks and I absolutely love my school! The curriculum is very good but it's challenging!! You can not slack off because it will show in your grades immediately. Teachers provide both students and parents with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Students here stay focused on
... Read more their work and still like to have fun. Students have alot of school spirit and like to help each other. Brooks is THE school to go to! Read less
Posted by a student on 01/19/08
GBCP has a good college prep curriculum, but needs to add more AP classes,better prepare students for standardized testing,and track student 4 year progress with better college prep counseling services. Brooks, academically is a top school on the South Side of Chicago, but doesn't operate at the same
... Read more level as the other top Selective Enrollment schools. Parental involvement is very low. The school website is not updated and there's no computer system for parents to track student progress. Most students are satisfied, but don't realize that they aren't receiving the same quality services that other top Selective Enrollment schools receive. Activities are sufficient, but sports programs are a work in progress,some good, some bad. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/24/07
(GBCPA),Gwendolyn Brooks College Preratory Academy is an absolutly amazing highschool. The school is absolutly breathtaking, surrounded by beautiful wildlife attracted by the very immaculate pond taht does nothing but add to the beauty of the school. The students that attend GBCPA are some of the brightest
... Read more students in Chicago. Although the classes are quite difficult GBCPA is a great Highschool to consider. Read less
School Profile for Brooks College Prep Academy High School
PSAE* Test Scores
Grade Level: 11
Test Year: 2012
Brooks College Prep Academy High School
City Of Chicago Sd 299
* In 2011-2012 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
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Choral, Music, Band
Social Studies / Social Sciences
World History, American History, Sociology and Anthropology, Economics, Social Studies / Social Sc
Phys Ed, Business and Technology
Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science
English, Social Studies, Science
Computer Programming, General
English / Language Arts, Journalism
Foreign Language, French, Spanish
Advanced Math, Algebra, Math
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
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general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Chicago schools — Brooks College Prep Academy High School is located at 250 E 111th St, Chicago IL 60628. 250 E 111th St is in the 60628 ZIP code in Chicago, IL The school district for Brooks College Prep Academy High School is the City Of Chicago Sd 299. Brooks College Prep Academy High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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